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Disabled 68-year-old perishes in Pineville apartment fire

1 year 8 months 1 day ago April 05, 2015 Apr 5, 2015 Sunday, April 05 2015 April 05, 2015 4:39 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PINEVILLE, La. - The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating an apartment fire that killed a disabled and ailing 68-year-old man.

Deputy Chief Brant Thompson says Robert Rivers' body was found in the charred ruins of his apartment in a Pineville fourplex.

He says in a news release that flames were showing when city firefighters arrived about 4 a.m. Saturday.

Thompson says an autopsy will determine cause of death.

He says family members told investigators that Rivers was disabled and had been ill for a long time.

Thompson says the fire apparently started between an occupied apartment and a vacant one.

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